Entrepreneurship has become a popular career path in developed and developing countries, a phenomenon that has contributed to the intense interest in the subject shown by researchers and policymakers around the world.  There are several important reasons for studying and understanding entrepreneurship.  First of all, entrepreneurship is central to the generation of economic growth since it drives the innovation and technical change required for growth to occur.  Second, entrepreneurial action has been cited as the means for balancing supply and demand in the marketplace.  Third, entrepreneurship has been praised as the process that facilitates the conversion of new knowledge and ideas into innovative products and services.  Finally, entrepreneurship is now widely viewed as a distinct vocational path that has been taken by hundreds of millions of people around the world and, as such, it is important and useful to gain a better understanding of the role that entrepreneurship plays in the development of human and intellectual capital.



Definitions and Types of Entrepreneurship

Motivational Traits of Prospective Entrepreneurs

Role of Entrepreneurs in Launching New Businesses



Social Entrepreneurship

Corporate Sustainability

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Emerging Companies


Business Planning

Product Development and Commercialization

Initial Funding Sources

Selecting and Forming the Business Entity

Formation and Organization of Limited Liability Companies

Formation and Organization of Corporations

Formation and Organization of Benefit Corporations

Formation and Organization of Nonprofit Corporations

Initial Capital and Ownership Structure


Organizational Design

Human Resources

Technology Management

Protecting Intellectual Property

Lean Product and Customer Development

Managing Knowledge-Intensive Firms


Entrepreneurship Theory and Research: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Launching a New Business: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Research Papers

Research on Entrepreneurship

Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Activities

Innovation Clusters

Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Additional Materials


Business Counselor Institute



Certificate of Incorporation – Delaware Public Benefit Corporation Provisions

Certificate of Incorporation – Choosing a Specific Public Benefit

Training Materials

Legal Resource Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs



Change the World – Social Entrepreneurship

Corporate Social Responsibility – An Implementation Guide

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India

Sustainability Handbook

Sustainable Management Handbook

Legal Compliance Checkups: Business Clients

Business Counselor’s Law & Compliance Practice Manual

Chapters or Articles in Books

Knowledge-Intensive Firms

The Founder’s Dilemmas (Introduction)

Articles in Journals

Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability

Can Businesses Move Beyond Efficiency?

Choice Between Founder and Non-Founder CEOs for IPO Firms

Defining Sustainability and Human Resources Management

Entrepreneurial Talent and Venture Performance

How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution

Influences on the Organizational Implementation of Sustainability

Quantifying the Social Dimension of Triple Bottom Line

Socio-Cultural Factors and Intention for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

What’s Distinctive About Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Theses and Dissertations

Adoption of Sustainability Practices Among Multinationals

Radical Innovation in the Trans-Atlantic Economy

Sustainability-Driven Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Entrepreneurship


12 Essential Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

A Systems View for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education

Business Strategies for Sustainable Development

Calvert Principles for Social Investment

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Success

Critical Success Factors in Biopharmaceutical Firms

Emerging Themes in Entrepreneurship Research

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe

Entrepreneurship Skills for Growth-Oriented Businesses

Filling the Scaleup Gap

Firm Innovation in Emerging Markets

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index – Brief Introduction

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index

Global Entrepreneurship and the United States

High-Growth Entrepreneurs

High-Growth SMEs – Understanding the Leaders of the Recovery

Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance

Innovations in Impact Measurement

Measuring Sustainable Development

Nascent Entrepreneurs

Organization and Its Context

Organizational Sustainability

Planning a Sustainability Management System Program

Profiling the Growth-Oriented Nascent Entrepreneur

Rites of Passage – CEO Transition in Tech Companies

Role of the Corporation in Society

Scale-Up Challenge

Scaling Up Business Impacts on Sustainable Living

Scaling Up in the Motor City

Social and Environmental Due Diligence

Strategies for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Sustainability Entreprenuers, Ecopreneurs and Development of a Sustainability Economy

Sustainable Entrepreneurship in SMEs

The Bold Ones – High-Impact Entrepreneurs Who Transform Industries

The Lean Data Field Guide

The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework

The Role of the Founder in Creating Organizational Culture

The Scaleup Report

The Startup Landscape of Switzerland

Government and Other Public Domain Publications

Policy Brief on Social Entrepreneurship

United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

Online Articles

100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

Online Databases

Business Transactions Solution


The Top 10 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Blogs

10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs

10 Best Business Blogs Every Entrepreneur Should Be Reading

10 Blogs by Entrepreneurs You Should Be Reading

10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs for Entrepreneurs

Startup Company Lawyer

Startup Law

Startup Lawyer

The Startup Garage


Orrick Startup Forms Library

Cooley GO

Wilmer Hale Launch

Founders Workbench


Global 100: 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Steve Blank’s Startup Tools

Lean Startups

Customer Development Manifesto

Customer Development Methodology

Customer Development Model

Customer Development

Lean Startup (Key Concepts)

Lean Startup (Visual Summary)

Running Lean

Start Up Owner’s Manual

The Customer Development Model

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

The Lean Startup (Book Summary)

The Lean Startup (Executive Summary)

The Lean Startup

Traction Channels

Why You Need Customer Development

The Lean Startup (Summary

The Lean Startup—Visual Summary

Vinsol’s Summary of The Lean Startup

Lean Startup Core Concepts—Overview

Lean Startup—What is Pivot

The Lean Startup—Eric Ries Google Tech Talk

Minimum Viable Product

How to Build Your Minimum Viable Product

Startup Owner’s Manual–Founder’s Workbook


West Legal Ed Center:  Click here for list of all programs presented by the Business Counselor Institute, an affiliate of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project, on West Legal Ed Center. Programs relating to entrepreneurship include several videos prepared for the Beyond the Bar training initiative and the following webinars (available on demand):

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Business Plans (11.2015)
  • Leadership (06.2015)
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws (07.2015)
  • Admission of Non-Corporate Owners (03.2015)
  • Business Owner Termination (12.2014)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Launching a New Business
  • Business Plans
  • Founders’ Relationships and Agreements
  • Selecting Form of Business Entity
  • Pre-Incorporation Agreements
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Organizational Meetings and Actions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements